Public Scholarship and "Imagining America"

The College recently joined "Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life," a consortium of colleges and universities organized to support public scholarship and practice in all disciplines, particularly in the humanities, arts, and design. Here, Joy Charlton (left), director of the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, and Faculty Advisor for Off-Campus Study Sharon Friedler report on the recent IA national conference, what the term "public scholarship" is intended to convey, and on the resources and activities available from this faculty-driven organization.